Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bullying at Another Level

Bullying has always been a problem within middle school and high school students. Reading Levinson's chapter on The Dark Side of New New Media just reiterated the gravity of cyberbullying. Bullying has always been an issue but cyberbullying takes it to another level. Students have committed suicides due to bullying and cyberbullying. Here is an article of a girl who died from bullying and cyberbullying from the New York Times.

Not only suicides can occur from negative horrible remarks from cyberbullying but friendships are destroyed from misunderstood statements. Since everything is done online, one cannot notice the tone of one's friends statement to know if it was a joke or if one's friend was truly offending them. It is complicated to say the least.

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